IE7 and Adobe Flash Player

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bobspicks, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. bobspicks

    bobspicks Guest

    I am unable to play flash movies. Do I need to update to the latest version
    of Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player?

    bobspicks, Jan 1, 2007
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  2. bobspicks

    PA Bear Guest

    Wouldn't hurt but I doubt that's the cause of the problem. Usually some
    security software (e.g., anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall) is blocking it.
    It's definitely not IE7.

    If you're referring to SWF, please say so. That's another can of worms
    PA Bear, Jan 1, 2007
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  3. bobspicks

    wyterrill Guest

    Mr. Dyer,

    I'm suddenly having the same problem with IE7 -- Flash pictures don't
    display. In addition sites that I used to be able to access now give a 403
    error -- in most cases these seem to have a video presentation on them. For
    example I can't get to the site now and that is one that I
    regularly logged into until last week. To the best of my knowledge I've not
    changed any settings recently and I haven't added any new programs for weeks.

    Are there any suggestions on what types of settings to look for that might
    affect this? I have ZoneAlarm Pro as my firewall and Norton Anti-virus and
    anti-spyware running, but those haven't changed in quite some time.

    I have attempted to download and reinstall the Flash player but after
    downloading it will not install. I decided to see if maybe this was an issue
    with IE7 so I attempted to download FireFox and couldn't access that site.

    Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated since this is
    frustrating --- no YouTube!!

    Bill t.
    wyterrill, Jan 1, 2007
  4. bobspicks

    PA Bear Guest

    [Are /you/ referring to being able to play SWF files in IE7?]

    The "protections" included in ZA Pro and Norton applications are the usual
    suspects when this problem is encountered. And no, simply disabling these
    apps does NOT disable the "protections".
    PA Bear, Jan 2, 2007
  5. bobspicks

    CharlieB Guest

    This information was very helpful. I kept getting this HTTP 403 error
    whenever I double cliked on a PDF doc on a web pageon my father's pc.
    However, I was able to view it on Adobe Reader on my PC just fine. After
    disabling the Firewall (etrust EZ Firewall) on my dad's pc (I have McAfee
    Firewall on mine), the Adobe Reader was able to display the pdf file just
    fine. Thanks!
    CharlieB, Feb 3, 2007
  6. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on.

    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Feb 3, 2007
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